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Updated April 18, 2014

Area Code for all Montana is 406



April 5, 2014, Saturday


Mustang Family Gallop 5k and 1 Mile Fun Run • Montana City. 10 amJoin us for an early season 5k or 1 mile family fun run on the paved trails near the Montana City School. The race will start and finish at the Montana City School parking lot.  The 5k course will follow the Jackson Creek Trail, turn left on John Street, follow McClellan Creek trail to the top, return on McClellan Creek Trail, turn right on the Railroad Trail to finish at the Montana City School parking lot.  Packet pickup from 8:30 to 9:40 am and race starts at 10 am sharp!  Cost is $15 for the 5k and $5 for the 1 Mile.  All proceeds benefit Montana City Trails and Trust. Register through our website at http://www.mtcitytrails.com/gallop.html


Wheat Montana 5K • Missoula, 9am start, 7:30am race day registration, $16 race entry, includes free food and t-shirt, $18 race day entry fee. Race starts at the Wheat Montana parking lot. Proceeds go to Wild Rockies Field Institute. Please park down the street in the Orchard Homes parking lot.  Registration forms at Wheat Montana and Runners Edge. 1st place prize for overall male and female is a hotel room at the Davenport for Bloomsday. Lots of other great pizes. For info call or e-mail Sara 406-546-1619 or swallace31@hotmail.com.  Entry form: www.runmt.com/2014WheatMontana5k.pdf


Little Bighorn Run  • Crow Agency. 9:30am,   a 10-Mile Challenge at Little Bighorn Battlefield National Monument, Crow Agency, Mt.  Course is on the park tour road, starts at visitor center and heads out to the Reno Battle site then turns back, an out and back course.  Race day registration begins at 8:30am at park Visitor Center.  Race fee is $25 and includes t-shirt, award jackets for overall winners, first place medals for age group winners and post race refreshments.  Proceeds to benefit the Wounded Warriors Project.   Race director Wayne Not Afraid, 406-679-1084 or kewlrunnings@yahoo.com


April 6, 2014, Sunday

Scheels Run for Ryan • Billings, MT 10K and 5K. 1121 Shiloh Crossing Blvd. BIllings, MT 59102
Register online: www.scheels.com/runforryan


Mariah's Challenge Fun Run 5K and Kids 1K • Butte at 1:00pm at Copper Mountain Park. For more information about Mariah's Challenge, please visit our website www.mariahschallenge.com or our Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/acceptmariahschallenge?ref=hlntain Park.



April 12th 2014, Saturday

SQUIRRELS IN THE PARK (trail series event #1) • Great Falls You do not have to run the entire series to participate and walkers are welcome. Distance 3.91 mile trail run. Location, Wadsworth Park or lake in Great Falls MT. Start time 8 am. Free kids fun run to follow.   2 loop obstacle course on mostly flat single track with some gravel road. The event takes place around a small lake. For location and regulations for visiting the park please see

For more event information http://www.racemt.com/trailseries.htm or contact Kristina Smith trailtigger@yahoo.com  (406)231-2681


Run For the Trees Missoula.   New Route through our UM campus, Bonner Park, and the University District and added 10K. 10k and 5k – 10 am.. 1 mile fun run and education stations - 1130 pm.. Participants receive t-shirt and tree seedling. Great raffle prizes Smokey the Bear, Sprig the Squirrel, Wild Skies Raptor Center, Bear AWARE, and REI will have educational family centered activities during the races Register by April 5th 8pm and get your T-Shirt at the Race!13 and older $20.0012 and under - $15.00. April 6th-11th Late Registration (T-Shirt will be available approx. 1 week after the race). 13 and older $25.00 12 and under - $20.00. Race Day Registration $25.00 ( T-Shirt will be available approx. 1 week after the race) Register by logging onto www.runforthetrees.org or by calling 721-PARK – or in person at Currents Aquatic Center

Buttercup Run • Arlee  15th Annual. Increasingly popular run in the Jocko Valley, where the Buttercups will be blooming. Fundraiser for Arlee High Student scholarships. 5K, 10K, 1-mile fun-run, PLUS 2nd annual half-marathon. Teeshirts by local artist Sashay Camel, prizes, raffle, medals.  Single entry $21 w/tee, w/o tee $10, tiered fees, family prices.  Fun-run under 12 free. Info at: www.buttercuprun.com Online Registration:http://racewire.com/event.php?id=1947 or contact Joe Weydt, 406-726-3335, or arl3335@blackfoot.net.


Autism Awareness 5k • Deer Lodge.  The 5K will be starting at 10 AM; at Premier Family Practice. Registration will start at 9AM, we will be giving out the tshirts as well as prizes for the walk/run at that time. If you have any questions please contact Kiley Buresh at (801)404-4034 or Spring Furgeson at (406)560-6026.   Our community has children that deal with Autism and we would like to bring awareness about the daily struggles that they and their families endure. Please join us to bring awareness and acceptance to these kids and families struggles while supporting a good cause.  Registration can be picked up and returned to: Premier Family Practice at 600 Main St, Deer Lodge MT 59722. *** All proceeds benefit the Deer Lodge Special Needs Support Group that helps bring special needs families together.***


6th Silver Bow Montessori Spring Fling Fun Run • Butte.The race, shuttles, and registration will be at the school, 1800 Sunset Rd, Butte, MT. Pre-registration is available at www.silverbowmontessori.org or we will also offer race day registration from 9:00am - 9:30am. There is a 5k option and we will be shuttling runners to the start beginning at 9:30. The 5k begins at 10am, and there is a 1 mile fun at 10:40am and a kids 1km Easter Bunny run for the smaller kids at 10:50am. Stay after the run for a carnival, and Easter Egg hunt (price not included with registration). All proceeds benefit Silver Bow Montessori School, a non profit organization. For additional information, please see our website www.silverbowmontessori.org or call the office at (406) 494-1033.


7Up 5K Fun RunGreat Falls, 10am. Great Falls youth invite you to join the fight against childhood hunger by running in the 7Up 5K Fun Run on Aril 12th at 10am, starting from the CMR High School trackand running uphill towards Skyline then back to the track to run a lap. Walkers and strollers can walk the distance around the track. Kids activities will follow in the center of the track. Music, food and vendors are present. First 100 entrants are guaranteed a tech t-shirt. Go to fightchildhoodhunger.com to sign up or call Dee Nadjkovic 757-344-1029. Race registration is $20.


April 19, 2014, Saturday

Superfun(D) Run 10K, 5K & 1 Mile • Missoula.  1 mile fun run starts at 9  a.m. and 5K and 10K start at 9:30 a.m. at Our Saviors Lutheran Church in Bonner. www.runwildmissoula.org


Easter 5K Fun Run • Columbus.  in support of Eagle Mount Billings.  Hosted by Stillwater Mining Company and additional corporate sponsors, all proceeds will directly benefit Eagle Mount’s unique recreational programs for children and adults with disabilities.  Event takes place over varied course terrain with Easter Egg zones containing chances to win awesome prizes for all registered participants.  Easter Egg Hunt 9:00 a.m. for kids 10 and under.  Run starts in Columbus at 9:30 a.m. and finishes in Itch-Ke-Pe Park with refreshments and prize drawings.  Bunny ears or bright Easter colors are highly encouraged with a prize awarded for best team costume!  Online registration: www.getmeregistered.com  Registration includes performance tee and race packet.  Early registration by March 15 $30. Regular registration up until race day $35. T-shirt not guaranteed for entries after April 10. Additional information: eggscramble420@gmail.com. Check out our Facebook page www.facebook.com/eggscramble420.


5th Montana Warrior Run • Helena 10K, 5K, and 1 Mile Fun Run, along with the option to run all three races as a Trifecta participant.  Friday Night Registration/Chip Pick-Up will start at 5:30 pm in Capital High Lobby (Shirts will be available for non-participants. Saturday Morning Registration/Chip Pick-Up will start at 7:30 am. 10K Start-Time  8:45 am (Route will be from Capital High School Park to the gates, via Henderson Ave/Rails for Trails, and Country Club Ave, at Fort Harrison and back to Capital High School. 5K Start-Time  10:00 am (Route will be from Capital High School Park, through park, out to Henderson Ave going North, following pavement running trail to Custer Ave going East, up Benton Ave on pavement running trail going South, following rails for trails at railroad tracks going West, to Henderson and returning to the Capital High School Park via Valley Drive. 1 Mile Fun Run Start-Time 11:00 am (Route will be through the Capital High School Park) Registration is done through www.racemontana.com .


"Break Into Spring" Fun Run, Joe's Trail • Cascade.  Good preparation for Great Falls IceBreaker on the 27th.   One mile and 5K walk/runs, three age categories.  Registration at 9:00 am at the trailhead, north end of Cascade by the ball field.  Race starts at 9:30 am.  $15 for adults, $10 for 10 years old and younger.  Prizes for the winners, refreshments provided.  T-shirts with registration.  For info contact 231-1700.


April 26, 2014, Saturday

Early Bird Run • Helena.  In anticipation of International Migratory Bird Day, bring your running or walking shoes and join us for a 5 mile or 1.5 mile run/walk at the Helena Valley Regulating Reservoir on Saturday, April 26, 2014. Favorite bird costumes are encouraged! All participants will receive a collector's card with artwork from local artist Jane Beasley. Bib numbers and finisher ribbons will be one-of-a-kind keepsakes hand crafted by local students. Registration is $20 if you want an adult-sized t-shirt. If you do not want a shirt, entry fees are $15. Shirts in 2014 will feature Jane Beasley’s artwork. More details and registration form can be found at http://www.montanadiscoveryfoundation.org/html/early_bird_run.html, pick one up at Tread Lightly or Universal Athletics in Helena, or by calling the number below. We hope you will come and be part of our growing flock! International Migratory Bird Day is a partnership program of the Montana Discovery Foundation; the Helena National Forest; Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks; U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service; Birds and Beasleys; and wonderful community involvement. More information: Sam Chapman at 495-3718


CPT Jeremiah Sipes Memorial Run •  Belgrade • CPT Jeremiah Sipes died January 1, 2011 while on a 10 mile run.  Our friends and family have come together to honor him by running this 9K race, the distance he had left to run that day. The 1 mile family fun run/walk is great for non-runners and families who would like to participate. Jeremiah was a Montana native who loved playing hockey and fly fishing.  He graduated and commissioned from Montana State University in 2004.  His last assignment was as squadron Intelligance officer in the 3rd BCT 82nd Airborne Division 5-73 Cavalry Regiment. He was loved by many, and an amazing son,brother, husband, father, uncle, friend, and paratrooper.
All proceeds will benefit Warriors and Quiet Waters Foundation who's mission is to provide traumatically injured U.S. servicemen and women from Iraq and Afghanistan with a high quality restorative program, utilizing the therapeutic experience of fly fishing on Montana waters.
Strollers and dogs are welcome to participate in the 1 mile family fun run/walk. No dogs allowed on 9K course. For questions please email cptjsmr@gmail.com. Event schedule and times  Packet Pick-Up will be Friday April 25, 2014 from 11am-7pm at the Holiday Inn Express Hotel. 309 W Madison Ave. Belgrade, MT The 1 mile family fun run/walk will start at 9:00am. The 9k start time is 9:15. Online registration. http://www.active.com/belgrade-mt/running/distance-running-races/cpt-jeremiah-sipes-memorial-run-2014


Eureka Rendezvous Days, in conjunction with local Shape Up Montana groups, will be hosting its 2nd annual RENDEZVOUS RUN – 5k Fun Run/Walk at Indian Springs Golf Course in Eureka.  The race will start at 9:00 am. We are hoping for a great turnout from the Eureka community as well as the surrounding Flathead Valley area, and our visiting Canadian neighbors.  This event is a way for families and friends to participate in a fun, healthy community activity.  All proceeds from this event will be used to support the Eureka Schools Cross Country Team. Pre-Register (with t-shirt) for $15 at getmeregistered.com or mail to Rendezvous Run, 1555 Grave Creek Road, Eureka, MT 59917 (by April 20th).  Race day registration $20 (no t-shirt). Any questions, please call Kim Kilroy  889-3071 or 291-7834.


Montana Made Run 5K/10K • Missoula, McCormick Park,
Come out to McCormick Park at 625 Cregg Lane in the heart of Missoula and participate in the 6th annual Montana Made Run on Saturday, April 26th 2014.
This race supports and features Montana Made Business and Products, with all proceeds going to the International Association of Firefighters Burn Foundation.
Your choice: 5K, 10K, and 5K Donut Challenge
Both the 5K and 10K are stroller and dog friendly, we just ask that the strollers and dogs line up at the rear of the pack and the dogs are on leashes.
Both distances start and finish at McCormick Park. The first 4+ kilometers of the 5K and 10K course are the same. Just after going under the railroad tracks near Hickory Street the two courses separate with the 10K continuing out into the River Road area and the 5K heading back to the finish. This event is open to those wishing to race as well as those wishing to walk. Awards are for both distances and will be given to top 3 overall as well as 1st place in each age division.  There are 6 age divisions.  Those who choose to participate in the Donut 5K challenge will be required at each mile mark to eat the number of donuts for which mile they are at.  That means 1 donut at mile 1, 2 donuts at mile 2, and 3 donuts at mile 3. Entry fee is $15 for the traditional 5K and 10K and $17 for the donut 5K challenge.  Entry includes a raffle ticket for great Montana Made products along with a meal ticket for the BBQ featuring Montana Kobe Beef Burgers.  Please see www.montanamaderun.org for all details.


2nd Annual Headwaters Kiwanis "Fund" Run/Walk  •  Three Forks. Join us to help raise money for a scholarship for a graduating senior at Three Forks High School who is also a member of the local Key Club.  Registration starts at 9am and race starts at 10am.  There will be a 5K walk or run and a 10K walk.  Pre-registration fee is $20, Day of Registration is $25, Youth 13-18 is $15 and kids 12 and under are free.  Request a form by emailing headwaterskiwianis@gmail.com or download here: www.runmt.com/2014KiwanisWalkRegistrationForm.pdf


2nd Annual Cougar Chase  • Clinton, – 5K & 1 mile run, Prizes, Raffles and More! Load up your friends and family, take a short drive east of Missoula, and join us at Clinton School for the 2nd Annual Cougar Chase a 5K and 1 mile family fun run/walk! Cost (Includes T-shirt): Registration by April 4th = $20 per person, Late Registration = $25 per person, Race Day Registration = $30 per person, Clinton Students are FREE! Race day registration and check will open at 8:00 AM. The 5K race will begin at 9:00 followed by the 1 mile fun run at 9:30. Prizes will be awarded for the top male and female finishers. More information and registration can be found at www.cougarchase.wikidot.com.


Bust-A-Gut 5k • Missoula.  Fun run begins at the UM Campus Oval and includes exercise stations along the way!  Registration begins at 9 am and the race begins at 10 am.  Prizes to top finishers and raffle!  Post-run awards ceremony at the Press Box, where pizza and beer specials will be available.  Limited number of people receive a free slice of pizza and domestic draft or soda.  Registration: $20.  Cash or check paid on race day.  Checks payable to: UM Foundation.  Funds raised go to UM Physical Therapy student scholarships.  Pre-register at:  https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/viewform?formkey=dHRZbVEzZ3RXUnozTzNwY3BuYjZ3aUE6MA.   



May 3rd 2014, Saturday
SQUIRRELS OVER THE RAINBOW (trail series event #2) Great Falls.  You do not have to run the entire series to participate and walkers are welcome 4.65 mile trail run.  Location is Rainbow Dam trail head located on the North Shore.  Start time 8 am.  Free kids fun run to follow.  These are newly built trails from 2013 and run along the North side of the Missouri River.  The event will start out on gravel road and at the half way point will be diverted to single track and make a loop returning to the start.  The course is rolling hills with some steep but short sections, for more info. on this trail and others please see http://thetrail.org/sites/default/files/maps/Final%20RETmap%20%20Res.%204-22.pdf For more information on event http://www.racemt.com/trailseries.htm or contact Kristina Smith trailtigger@yahoo.com (406)231-2681


May 4th, 2014, Sunday


gASPing for Air Missoula - Starts at 1:00 pm. 

The gASPing for Air 5K fun run/walk is put on by the Skaggs School of Pharmacy APhA-ASP student group to fundraise money in order to send children with asthma to Camp Huff ‘N’ Puff, a week long summer camp catered to kids with asthma aged 7 to 14. Race will begin at the footbridge near the UM Rec Center and proceed down the Southside River Trail, then will loop back to the starting point. Leashed pets are welcome!! Fees: Adult $18, Youth $15 (12 and under), No T-Shirt $12. After April 24th ALL registrants must pay $18. Register at http://www.imathlete.com/events/gASPingforAir5K or visit our facebook page for more information (https://www.facebook.com/gASPingforAir5K).



May 10th, 2014, Saturday

Spartan Race   Bigfork. http://www.spartanrace.com/montana-obstacle-racing-spartan-sprint-2014.html


The Missoula YMCA Riverbank Run • Missoula. One of the region’s more prominent foot races, returns for its 42nd year of competition along with its new title sponsor DirecTV. The popular event still features the following races: 10 kilometer, 5k, one-mile fun run and the one-of-a-kind Trifecta, whereby runners compete in all three distances for a combined time. The YMCA is currently offering early bird pricing and on-line registration. Go to ymcamissoula.org to sign-up as well as check for other race details. Cash or check is still accepted in-person at the Y. Call (406) 721-9622 for more information. The race, which begins at 9 a.m. at the intersection of Higgins and Broadway downtown, has separate pricing for youth ($15), adults ($23), family ($61) and Trifecta ($35) competitors. Prices jump on March 1 and May 1 for late registration.

Don't Fence Me In Trail Runs • Helena. 30K, 12K & 5K, 7:30, 10:00 & 10:30 AM, respectively. A non-competitive 5K dog walk will start at 10:45. Start/finish area near Anchor Park. This is a fund raiser for the Prickly Pear Land Trust and its work to preserve open space in the Helena area. “May we all have trails to run on 4ever!!!” Contact: Martin Miller, mpmiller93@yahoo.com, 406-459-6296. Register online at: www.pricklypearlt.org


Run 4 IT!  •  Pablo, MT - 1 Mile and 5 K walk/run starting at 9:00am on Saturday May 10th, 2014. (Same Day Registration starts at 8:00am) This is a Women 4 Wellness Event. The run/walk starts at the Joe McDonald Fitness Center in Pablo, MT at Salish Kootenai College off US Hwy 93. Pre-Registration Cost: Youth 5 & Under FreeYouth 6-17 with Runner T-shirt $14 or No Shirt for $8. Cost: Adult 18+ Runner Long-sleeve $24, Runner T-shirt $18 or No Shirt $10. * Fees increase after Pre-Registration. More information and registration forms can be found at: www.prevention.skc.edu


May 11, 2014, Sunday

HAVEN Mother’s Day 5K • Bozeman, 10AM. Celebrate mothers and show your support for victims of domestic violence at this year’s HAVEN Mother’s Day 5K Run/Walk, presented by First Security Bank. This year’s event will be held on Mother’s Day, May 11th at the Ridge Athletic Club (4181 Fallon St.) at 10am. Once again, Food for Thought will provide delicious picnic fare, while the Ridge will have bouncy castles for kiddos. All moms crossing the finish line will receive a flower to honor them on their special day. This year’s course will follow the same route as last year, with a mix of both road and trail, making a loop around the beautiful Meyers Park.  Registration is $25 and can be completed here. We hope you can join us for this fun community event!



May 17, 2014, Saturday

4-H Fun Run and Walk 5K • Eureka. Early registration is $20 Adults, $15 Children under 12 includes a t-shirt. No t-shirt $20 and $10 until May 3rd.  Race day registration starts at 8:00 and the cost on race day is $25 Adults and $20 Children. No shirt after May 3rd .  .  Monies will benefit the 4-H   youth and adults in Lincoln County. Race starts at 9:00 Same course as the Roodell Run Course. For more information e-mail santaselves@interbel.net; or call Blanche at 406-882-4618; Svea @406-296-9019.


Run for Recovery • Bozeman. The first annual Run for Recovery 5K fundraiser hosted in the heart of beautiful Gallatin Valley, Montana.  Join fellow runners on a morning dash, casual jaunt, or refreshing walk through Black Bull subdivision with 360⁰ mountain views. The starting/finish line will be in the parking lot of The Commons at Baxter & Love (1794 Baxter Lane Bozeman, MT 59718).  Registration is available online for $30 or is available the morning of for $35.  In-person registration and packet pick-up will be Friday, May 16th from 2 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Hilton Garden Inn, Bozeman (2023 Commerce Way).  Your fee includes a long-sleeve Dri Fit shirt, competitive timing device, custom bib, awards, lunch, and transaction fees.  The race will commence at 9:30 a.m. and will be followed by awards, lunch, door (outdoor, that is) prizes, and fun.  There will be categories by age and gender and also a walking/stroller division.  We welcome the whole family to join us! ABOUT AALRM All proceeds from the race will support Alive Again Life Recovery Mission (AALRM).  AALRM exists for the purpose of creating a safe Christian environment for individuals of all ages to fellowship, learn and heal from addiction and addiction-related effects.  Our goal is to promote health and wellness by offering the opportunity to “Run for Recovery.” For more information or to register, please visit www.aalrm.org or call 406-209-0648.  We can’t wait to see you there – rain, snow, or shine!


May 18, 2014, Sunday

Doggy Dash • Missoula.  Join Missoula Parks and Recreation and Missoula Animal Control for the 3rd annual Doggie Dash the only race around where your four legged friend can run beside you!
Shop for the finest in canine services during the free expo including the latest in doggy fashions, walkers, sitters, groomers, boarders, retailers, veterinarians, and much more!
Watch the masters of training during the expos demonstrations of agility training by Sit Happens!, meet the featured dogs up for adoption at the Humane Society and Animal Control.   Expo is free but donations are greatly appreciated.  Fun Run entry fees listed below.  All dogs must be leashed at all times and have up to date vaccinations.  All race participants receive a short sleeve tee and dog bandana.  All proceeds benefit Missoula City-County Animal Control. Register by Saturday May 10 8 pm – $20.00 Late Registration Sunday May 11-Thursday May 15 - $25.00 Race Day Registration Sunday May 18-- $35.00 Register by logging onto www.runforthetrees.org or by calling 721-PARK – or in person at Currents Aquatic Center


May 31, 2014, Sunday

Pete's Spring Run Off Kalispell. 10k, 5k, and 1 mile Run/Walk & Carnival FUNraiser for Peterson Elementary School, 1119 Second St. W., Kalispell.   Races chip timed by Competitive Timing.  10k bus loads at the school at 9am, 5k bus loads at 9:30am, 1 mile starts at 11:30am.  $15 per person or $50 per family of four & $8 per additional family member.  Please preregister by May 28th at www.getmeregistered.com or download the entry form at www.petersonpops.blogspot.com.  Any questions, call Meghan, Event Coordinator, at 406-212-3460 or Sharon, Race Coordinator, at 406-261-1626.


Central Heights Fun Run/Walk Billings.   9:00am.  120 Lexington Dr.  5k, Cougar Mile, Cub Dash.  Please join us for a FUN event that will benefit both the school and the community!  The 5k course is asphalt, flat and loops through the neighborhood around Central Heights Elementary.  The Cougar Mile consists of two laps around the Central Heights school grounds.  The Cub Dash will consist of a 50 yard race across the playground.  5k and 1 mile runners will be timed.  All participants will receive a t-shirt.  Join us for refreshments, an award ceremony, and a raffle after the race.  Go to centralheightsschool.weebly.com to register or for more information.  Questions?  Email Brittany Homer at


K9-X 5K Canicross Race Hamilton. Come join the Bitterroot Mushers for our second annual.  Canicross and open divisions in both the 5K and 1.5 mile race. The race starts 10 am at the Hamilton Dog Park on the 900 Block of Adirondac Ave. Bring your four legged friends and family. Harnesses and belts for those intersted in canicross will be available with deposit. $10/person. Up to two dogs per runner. Pre-register by mail or at the race from 8:30-9:30 am. More information at www.bitterrootmushers.org or email: bitterrootmushers@hotmail.com.




June 1, 2014, Sunday

Missoula Mile Downtown Missoula. Start on Higgins Ave in front of Runners Edge, 304  N Higgins Ave
9:00 Am Elite Runners (prize money!)
9:15        Open Run/Walk for men and women
9:45.       Kids and Families half mile (free ice cream from Big Dipper)
10:00      First Responders Mile. Proceeds to benefit men's cancer treatment & awareness through Team Up Montana. www.runwildmissoula.org


June 7, 2014, Saturday

Pengelly Double and Single Dip • Missoula.  Double Dip starts at 9 a.m.; Single Dip starts at 9:30 a.m. at Riverbowl East Field, University of Montana. www.runwildmissoula.org


Mason's Mountain Run – 10K and 2 mile. • Red Lodge.  Trail run - 10:30AM Address: Lion's Camp Red Lodge Montana.  Drive south 9.5 miles on Highway 212 to Lake Fork Turnoff.   Fees: $35 registration fee and $10 registration fee if you are 10 and under.  Registration: www.active.com More information click here to view the event organizer's website  www.facebook.com/MasonsMountainRun


June 8, 2014 Sunday

Herron Half Marathon and 10K Trail Run • Kalispell. Come experience the scenic network of running and biking trails in Kalispell’s evolving trail system. This 6 and 13 mile trail run highlights both the established and new trails in Herron Park, a short distance from downtown Kalispell. All proceeds for the race go towards Foys to Blacktail Trails, a non-profit organization dedicated to expanding public access in the lands leading from Foys Lake to Blacktail Mountain ski area. Go to http://www.runflathead.com/herron-half-10k/ to learn more about the race, or contact Brian Miller at brian@runflathead.com.



June 14, 2014, Saturday

Heart and Sole run 10k, 5k, and 2-mile Health Walk • Billings This summer plan to run in our 35th annual Heart and Sole Run. The race features a 10k, a 5k -- the RRCA State Championship 5k race – and a 2-mile health walk. Proceeds benefit the YMCA and help to improve the Billings bike trail system. Finish in Dehler Park and stay for the post-race Montana Active Life Festival! Various events and goings-on in downtown Billings at this time are set to make this your “Father's Day celebration a weekend to remember”. Register early at www.heartandsolerace.org for the lowest price and to guarantee your t-shirt!

Governor’s Cup – marathon, half marathon, 10K, 5K, 1M Fun Run • Helena. Marathon starts at 6 a.m. in Marysville, half starts at 7 a.m. on Birdseye Road,  10K starts at 8 a.m. in Downtown Helena, 5K starts at 10 a.m. in Downtown Helena, Fun Run starts at 11 a.m. in Downtown Helena. The Governor’s Cup marathon is a USATF certified Boston Marathon course and is home to the fastest men’s and women’s times ever posted on Montana soil – 2 hours, 20 minutes, 35 seconds by Helena’s Jim Hatcher in 1982 and 2:45:59 by Helena’s Heather Lieberg in 2013. ENTRIES ARE LIMITED for the marathon and half marathon. The Governor's Cup caters to families, recreational runners and elite athletes looking for an Fast, Affordable, Scenic and Top-notch event. Please visit our website at www.govcupmt.com to learn more and register.


Reichle Raccoon Run • Glen. 2nd Annual, non-competitive fun run 1mile and 5miles – start/end at the Reichle School. Early registration before May 14th -- cost $15.00-1mile, $25.00-5miles; (early registration guarantees T-shirt and lunch). Registration after May 14th or Run Day –cost $20.00-1mile, $30.00-5miles. Run times are 10:15am-1mile, 10:00am-5miles. T-shirt pickup/run day registration begins at 9:00am. The registration includes T-shirt and lunch, following the run the lunch will begin. Join us for a great day of running/walking and enjoying a great lunch. All proceeds go to the Reichle Rural School Booster Club fund. The Reichle School is a rural school for the Glen and surrounding communities, educating kids from Kindergarten through 8th Grade. The Reichle School Booster Club (made up of parents) supports basketball, track, books and all functions of the school.  The run will be an out and back beginning and ending at the Reichle School following Schoolhouse dirt rd. For run info/application contact Reichle School at reichleraccoonrun@hotmail.com or https://www.facebook.com/reichleraccoonrun


Thrive Girls on the Run 5k for Father's Day • Belgrade. ~ 5k ~ Celebrate Father's Day weekend with us! Montana's SECOND annual Girls on the Run 5k Event! Family Fun Run/Walk Open to the public, family, stroller and dog (on leash, and up to date with shots) friendly.   Come run, walk, skip, jog, and stroll with us! 9am start. River Rock Community Center, 101 River Rock Road, Belgrade. Fees - $15 dads/$10 children/$20 other until June 13, $20 for all day of entries. Raffle Prizes will be drawn after the run.  Download entry form, link to online registration, or get additional info at: 



Rocky Mountain Bank Summit Classic 5K/10K Walk, Jog Run • Kalispell at 9:00am For more information and to register visit www.summithealthcenter.com


Missoula Strides Against Stroke • Missoula. Partnered with the National Stroke Association to raise funds for the prevention, detection, and treatment of stroke. The 5K Walk/Run will begin at 10:00 a.m. at The Historical Museum at The Fort Missoula located at 3400 Captain Rawn Way in Missoula. To register or for more information, please visit http://www.missoulastridesagainststroke.org/



June 15, 2014 Sunday

Prison Break • Deer Lodge. FUN Run and Road Race. Runners of all ages – BREAK out for the Annual Prison Break Run!! Put on those running shoes, gather your friends and family and come on out! 5 Kilometer (3.0 miles) fun run. 10 Kilometer (6.0 miles) road race. Starts at 8:00am (10k&5k)
Race day registration begins one hour before race time – includes registration check-in and t-shirt pickup. $25 for 5K/10K entrants. All proceeds benefit Deer Lodge Athletic Associations Scholarship Fund and their continued support of Deer Lodge Athletics! Registration will be at Newland & Company – 212 Missouri Ave. (just off of Main St.) Candice Miller 846-1191



June 21, 2014, Saturday

Trail Rail Run • St. Regis. 50 Mile, 50K, 30K and 12K, Finishers of the 50 Mile Trail Rail Run receive a Patagonia Houdini Finishers Jacket. www.trailrailrun.com


POTOMAC PIONEER TRAIL RUNS • Potomac. Join us for one of our beautiful runs in the gorgeous Potomac Valley: a challenging 11 mile trail run or a 6 mile trail run. Both runs start at 9AM at Potomac school which is 23 miles NE of Missoula off Hwy 200. Early registration through June 7th. Fees for both runs: $25 if received by June 7th; $30 after June 7th. $5.00 off if no t-shirt desired and registered by June 7th.. Race day registration is from 8:00 to 8:45AM. Child care on site 8:30 to 11:30 website: https://sites.google.com/site/pioneerfestivalruns/home. Questions? Send email to: emily1@blackfoot.net (406) 244-0004 All proceeds will go to benefit the development of the Potomac Athletic Complex. The Potomac Athletic Complex, when it is completed, will include a football field, a baseball diamond, a 400 meter track, and an ice skating rink and will be available for use by the school and community.



1st THE BITTERROOT RUN • South of Hamilton. 9:30am , 5, 10 and 18k timed events. Where: 11 miles south of Hamilton off highway 93 at the Wally Crawford fishing access site. The runs are on the Old Darby Road. This is a gravel and asphalt road with nice views of the mountains and the river. All proceeds from the 2014 event will benefit The Family Shelter of the Bitterroot. 5, 10 and 18K event winners will each receive an award. Race Fees: 5K: $20 entry Fee, day of race $30... 10K: $40, day of race $50.... 20K: $50, day of race $60... All event runners will receive an event Tee Shirt, crafted by a local company here in the valley. Same day registered participants will have the shirt shipped to them. The awards are nice glass artwork picturing Trappers Peak. The artworks are crafted by a local artist. Download application: > www.runmt.com/2014REGISTRATIONbitterrootRun.pdf


June 28, 2014


12th Annual Celebrate the Swan Footrace & 2nd Annual Bike Race • Condon, MT Falls Creek Road & Hwy 83, MM 43 . These races support the opening and maintenance of 98 miles of recreational trails along the Swan Front and Mission Mountains Wilderness, employing experienced and dedicated local trail stewards. Half marathon, 10k, 5k, 5k Walk, 1 mile fun run. 13 mile & 34 mile bike race. Races can be combined. Footraces $30.00 or under 14 $15.00 . Bike races $45.00, under 14 $15.00. Foot & Bike Combo fee $60.00 Half marathon at 9:00 a.m., balance of footraces at 10:00 a.m . Bike race begins 11:00 a.m. Races take place on Forest Service roads. Download form or register online at www.swanecosystemcenter.org For more info call 406-754-3137 or email to info@swanecosystemcenter.org


Whitefish Lake Run • Whitefish - http://whitefishlakerun.com - This 37th annual event Sponsored by Sportsman & Ski Haus brings a fast point to point 10k race along the lake and a 5k loop both finishing at Whitefish City Beach.  Check out our website for more information.





July 4, 2014 Friday

2nd Annual Dynamite Dash • Lincoln.  ½ Marathon, 5k, 1 mile. Proceeds:  Lincoln Valley Chamber of Commerce High School Scholarship. Check In: 6:30 am (Sign up day of race). Start time ½ marathon:    7:00 am. Start time 5K:  9:30 am. Start time 1 mile: 10:30 am.. Starting Point:  Wind Turbine Tools, 129 Sucker Creek Rd. Lincoln. Contact & phone:   Michele Kegel or Lisa Roberson 406-438-0005 or 406-362-7000 Visit www.lincolnmontana.com for more information regarding lodging, dining, and events. Participants can register online at http://runsignup.com/race/mt/Lincoln/2ndannualdynamitedash. Entry fee adult:  $30.00. Children fee:  $25.00 (10 – 15 ages)


Liberty Dash 2014 • Livingston. 8:15 AM. Start your holiday celebration by joining us for a 5k or 10k run by the Yellowstone River! All proceeds benefit Landon’s Lookout, Livingston’s non-profit teen center. There will be a fun run for all kids at 8:15 AM, with the timed 5k, 5k walk, and 10k starting at 8:40 AM. All events will be in Sacajawea Park, Livingston. Race bag and swag for all runners! Registration is $20 for all participants 16 and over, those under 16 are $10. Register on-line at http://www.landonslookout.com/latest-news/activities/rodeo-run-registration , or print and mail registration to Landon's Lookout, 110 E. Lewis, Livingston MT 59047.


Race for Independence • Bozeman. 1K, 5K, 10K mostly trail run or walk on the northeast side of town.  Your participation will help adults with developmental disabilities in our community to live more independent, self-directed lives.  The event begins at the Reach Inc. Work Center (322 Gallatin Park Drive) at 8am.  A chance at prizes for all participants, a gorgeous course, and fun for runners and walkers make this event a great way to start your holiday.  For more information, visit www.reachinc.org, call 406-587-1271, or email dee@reachinc.org




July 12, 2014

Missoula 5K • Missoula.  Race starts on Higgins Avenue just north of the Higgins Street Bridge at 8 a.m. and finishes just below the bridges at the Missoula Marathon Expo in Caras Park. www.runwildmissoula.org

Missoula Kid's Marathon • Missoula. 10am at Caras Park Pavilion, adjacent to the Higgins Avenue Bridge and along the Clark Fork River in downtown Missoula. www.runwildmissoula.org

WELCOME to the 1st annual Beaverhead 100K and 50K Endurance Runs. Come run and play in our hometown’s backyard. These are the mountains of our youth and we are still intrigued by their beauty. We are excited to share with you this unique racing adventure.

These races are point to point and take place predominantly on the Continental Divide Nation Scenic Trail (CDT) and the Continental Divide. The length of Continental Divide covered in this event also represents the boarder between Idaho and Montana. On the west side is Idaho’s Lemhi River Valley on the East is Montana’s Big Hole Valley. In the 100K at mile 49, runners will leave the official CDT for the remainder of the course, but will continue along the true Continental Divide boarder for another 5 miles (mile 54). FYI, at mile 49 the CDT dips into Montana then turns parallel to the Continental Divide in-order to divert away from a section of hard to navigate terrain consisting of high mountains, skree, and cliffs. We as masochistic trial running RD’s think you should experience some of the beautiful skree fields but not the cliffs, so we will drop off the Continental Divide at mile 54 and descend into the head waters of Bohannon Creek and onto the finish line. The 50K race covers the second half of the 100K race starting near the Lemhi Pass AS. Because runners following the Continental Divide [separation between drainage to the Pacific Ocean (Idaho side) and Atlantic Ocean (Montana side)] they will always be high in the mountains following the natural elevation changes along the divide and will not ascend or descend into the deep creek and river valleys that boarder the course, except when they drop off the divide to the finish. Because of this, the entire race is at a high elevation with respect to this part of Idaho and Montana. This course has a good mix of terrain, with a mix of climbs, descents, flats and technical sections. This race course has a little bit of every thing to please all types of runners. http://beaverheadenduranceruns.com/


Dr. Hodson’s Rock the Clock  Great Falls. Gibson Park at 8:00 a.m. $25/$30 day of race

This is a one hour Raffle Race where you collect raffle tickets along the course of the River’s Edge Trail and then race back to “rock the clock.”  THOUSANDS IN PRIZES. This is the second year and we had so much fun that we brought it back. 60 minutes. How far? You decide.  Great food, swag and rocking music with a live D.J. Kid’s Rock the Clock - 8 Minute Dash: 9:45 am start.  $15/$20 day of race Children 12 and younger will run 4 minutes out and 4 minutes back to collect as many tickets as possible and then redeem tickets at the kid’s prize table afterwards. The more tickets the bigger the prize! Everyone wins at this race.Register at prerace.com (search "hodson") or visit website at www.gfclinic.com/race


READY, SET , READ = Literacy Volunteers of Flathead County 5K Fun Run and Walk Kalispell.

9th Annual family fundraiser.  Race starts at 8 am at the Historic Rails to Trails in Kalispell.  For entry forms and directions, please contact Ashley at 406-471-9002 or LVFC at 406-257-7323. Also e-mail at ashpot@hotmail.com.  $15 per Individual or $30 per Family if sent by July 10.  We would really appreciate early registration, but do add $5 for Day of Registration for Individuals and $10 for Families.  Registration begins at 6:45 am.  On-line registration is possible at www.active.com under Kalispell, MT as Keywords in Search area.  If you would like to donate to our organization, please check out https://fundraising.active.com/event/lvfc.


July 13, 2014, Sunday

Missoula Marathon & Half Marathon • Missoula.  Half starts at 6 a.m. on Blue Mountain Road.  Full starts at 6 a.m. in Frenchtown.  Shuttles  available to each start line. www.runwildmissoula.org


July 19, 2014, Saturday

Glacier Challenge • Whitefish. The Glacier Challenge is a 6-leg multi-sport relay covering 50 miles of beautiful terrain. Participants enter as individuals, partners, and solo teams both recreationally and competitively. The race begins at Riverside Park in downtown Whitefish, winding its way up and down the river, into Whitefish Lake, along bike paths, and some gnarly single track.  This year's race theme is super heroes and we anticipate some great costumes showing up at our starting line.  Join us on Friday night for a pre-race party and racer packet pick up with food vendors, live music, and more. For more information on this year's Glacier Challenge, please visit our website at www.theglacierchallenge.com or contact us at 755.4622.


6th Annual Rodeo Weekend Gallop • Stanford. Come join us on Saturday, July 19th for the 6th Annual Rodeo Weekend Gallop – a 3 mile and/or 1 mile fun run/walk.  Pay one fee ($15.00)and complete both races! Your $15.00 entry fee includes a unique race souvenir and refreshments.  Both races begin and end at Lone Tree Chiropractic clinic in Stanford, MT – with the 3mile starting at 8:30am and the 1 mile at 9:30am.  Come for the run and stay for the other festivities going on all weekend, including:  farmers market, quick draw and BBQ and the 50th CMR Stampede Rodeo on Sunday, July 20th.  Don’t hesitate to email docmilburn@mtintouch.net with any questions. 


Thunderbolt Creek 50k and 20k - 8am This is an out and back 50k-20k on a very scenic non- technical trail approx. 4000+ ft. of climb. Maybe the fastest trail 50k in Montana. If you love trail running this is must for your calendar, limited to 150 runners. For more info: Contact: Brian Wieck bquick50k@hotmail.com Website: bquickrunning.com


3rd Annual Splash & Dash  • Belt.  SPLASH AND DASH 10K/5K AND 1 MILE RUN/WALK, AND KIDS BIKE-RUN-SWIM RACE at the BELT COMMUNITY SWIMMING POOL. All proceeds used to keep the Belt Pool open.  RACE START TIME:8AM for 10K; 8:30 for 5K AND 1 MILE RUN/WALK - 9:30 for KIDS BIKE-RUN-SWIM.  10K REGISTRATION FEE: $25 preregistration, $30 same day.  5K REGISTRATION FEE:$20 preregistration, $25 same day, 1 MILE WALK AND KIDS RACE: $15 preregister; $20 same day.  SAME DAY REGISTRATION: 6:45-7:45 AT BELT POOL (register until 9:15 for Kids Race).  For more information contact Katrina at KJFPAULSON@YAHOO.COM Download entry form> www.runmt.com/2014SplashandDash.pdf




July 20, 2014, Sunday

Columbia Falls CXC Cruise 6K. • Columbia Falls. Columbia Falls High School, 8:30am,  A low-key fun run, all proceeds benefit the Columbia Falls High School Cross Country Program. The course cruises neighborhoods and city parks near the high school. We use "Sharpie on the hand" race numbers and hand timing. Call Richard 871-3375 with questions. Entry Form: www.runmt.com/CFXC_Cruise2014_entry.pdf



July 26, 2014, Saturday

Lake Como Triathlon • Lake Como, Bitterroot National Forest (20 min south of Hamilton, MT); 1500 yd swim, 12.6 mi mountain bike, 7.7 mi trail run. Race starts on the beach at beautiful Lake Como under the snow-capped Como Peaks. 1500m lake swim with water temps typically mid to upper 60s. Mountain bike ride on forest roads, double track and some single track. Cross bikes are allowed but not recommended. Run around the lake on the beautiful lakeside trail. Some paved but mostly singletrack. Catered lunch and awards after the race. Then swap stories with your fellow racers at the Hamilton Brewfest on your way back through town. $65 solo, $150 for a team; limited to 100 participants total.  Authorized via a Special Use Permit in the BNF. Info and registration at: www.lakecomotri.com


Book'n It for the Library 8K and 3K  • Missoula. Both races leave from the Missoula Public Library parking lot, 301 E. Main. Courses follow the River Front Trail along the beautiful Clark Fork River. Runners, walkers, and strollers welcome! For more info and to register visit: www.missoulapubliclibrary.org/race   8k Start: 8:30am. 3k Start: 9:00am. Prizes will be given for top finishers and music and refreshments will be supplied for all. A super-awesome raffle will be held after the race, so stick around! We will also be raffling off, for those interested, a full package of DirecTV for a year for FREE!A $15 registration fee for the 8k and a $10 fee for the 3k. Book'n It for the Library shirts are for sale for $15 with men- and women-specific cuts available. The registration fee increases after 7/12/14 to $20 for the 8k and $15 for the 3k. There is a $2 discount for those runners with a Missoula Public Library card!  Proceeds go to support library programming.



August 2, 2014,

The 11th Annual Roodell Run 5K Walk/Run and 10K Run • Eureka.  The race will start at 8:30 am with the 10K participants transported to their starting point at 8 am. We are hoping for a great turnout from the Eureka community as well as the surrounding Flathead Valley area, and our visiting Canadian neighbors.  This event is a way for families and friends to participate in a fun, healthy community activity.  All proceeds from this event will be used to support the Eureka Schools Cross Country Team and the Roodell Run Scholarship for graduating seniors. Chip Timing. Pre-Register (with t-shirt) for $20 at getmeregistered.com or mail to Roodell Run, 1555 Grave Creek Road, Eureka, MT 59917 (by July 26th).  Registration after July 26th and race day registration $25 (no t-shirt). Any questions, please call Blanche Flanagan 406-882-4619 or 406-291-1323 cell.

The Sweet Pea Run, 5K/10K • Bozeman.   It’s back!  The race with many names is now officially called the Sweet Pea Run.   This great community event, and one of the oldest running races in Bozeman, offers something for everyone.  This is a family fun event as well as a competitive running race offering cash prizes and prizes for best costumes!    For  more info visit:  http://winddrinkers.org/sweetpea


August 3, 2014, Sunday

8th Annual Race Montana Triathlon • Great Falls - Electric City Water Park. The Adult Sprint Triathlon begins at 7AM and includes a 500 meter swim, 12.2 mile bike, and 3.1 mile run.  If you don't want to compete in all three events - no problem!  Find 1 or 2 other individuals and compete as a team. Beginning at 9AM, there are also two youth events - making it a great event for the entire family.  The Youth Long Course Triathlon includes a 100 meter swim (1 pool lap), 3 mile bike, and 1 mile run.  The Youth Short Course Triathlon includes a 50 meter swim (1 pool length), 1 mile bike, and 1/2 mile run.  The race will be professionally timed by Competitive Timing (Whitefish, MT).  Great swag and free use of the water park after the event! Proceeds from this event support the Gibson Park Lighting Project and the Morony Natatorium. Race registration and all the details available at http://www.racemttri.com.



August 9th 2014

(SHATS) Race #1 - Goats in the Meadow: - 8 AM. Little Blackfoot River Trailhead, 7.3 miles. Run up to Little Backfoot Meadow on scenic, non-technical singletrack. Course has rolling hills with a net uphill on the way out, then downhill on the way back. You will cross the Blacfoot River twice, once with an opportunity to get your feet wet. Allow 1 hour to go to the trailhead from Helena. Parking is limited so we recommend carpooling. Directions to Little Blackfoot Trailhead. For more info: Contact: Brian Wieck bquick50k@hotmail.com Website: bquickrunning.com


August 9, 2014, Saturday


The 12th Annual Montana An Ri Ra Irish Festival Race, come run with the Irish.  All new Venue and race courses this year.  Butte, 5K/10K and 1 mile fun walk/run.  The venue will be the Butte Silver Bow Chamber of Commerce Bldg., located at 1000 George St.  The courses will utilize some of the new multi million dollar Greenway Trail along Silver Bow Cr. These courses are flat.  5K and 10K runners will be bused to the start W. of the Chamber.  Register on line at www.mtgaelic.org for paper printout to be mailed in or for online registration.  No race day registration.  $25 for adults for all races and $15 18yrs and younger until August 6th, then $30 for adults after Aug. 6th for all races.  Registration and packet pickup on Friday Aug. 8th 5-7pm at Metals Bank and Sports Bar located at Park and Main Sts.  We would appreciate everyone picking up their packets on Friday evening to minimize confusion on race day morning.  Packet pickup at the race will start at 7:30am, with the one mile race at 8:30am and the 5K/10K starting at 9:30am  Contact Mike Patterson at 491-6235 or mhpatterson@bresnan.net for more info  Course maps will be located on Montana Gaelic web site.


 August 16, 2014

The Scramble • Bozeman. 15k, 4 mile and Kid’s Fun Run (12 and under). Start/finish area at the Corner of Baxter and Love. This is a fundraiser for clean water. There will be music, awards, refreshments. Cost is $20 for individuals through August 9. Cash prizes for top finishers. Race shirts for all entrants. Questions, email scrambleforethiopia@gmail.com. Register at the race website – www.scrambleforethiopia.com


Aug. 23, 2014, Saturday

Running Amuck for Scholarship Bucks • 5K Butte. mud run/obstacle course on the Montana Tech campus in Butte, America Register early to get best prices, your choice of heats, and ensure you get one of our awesome race t-shirts. Proceeds from this event help fund Student Assistance Foundation's Circle of Succe$$ scholarships. For race information, contact Carolynn Bright at (406) 495-7506 or cbright@safmt.org. Register here: http://www.smartaboutcollege.org/running-amuck.jsp



August 24, 2014, Sunday

River City Roots 4-Mile Run/Walk • Missoula. 9:30 a.m.  at XXX's, Circle Square, downtown Missoula, 4 miles. www.runwildmissoula.org


August 30, 2014, Saturday

1st Annual Get Wild in the Wilderness Run • Lincoln.    10K, 5K, & 1 mile. BBQ to follow at Hooper Park. Proceeds:  Lincoln Valley Chamber of Commerce High School Scholarship. Check In: 7:00 am (Sign up day of race). Start time 10K:  8:00 am. Start time 5K: 10:00 am. Start time 1 mile:  11:00 am.  Starting Point:  Wind Turbine Tools, 129 Sucker Creek Rd. Lincoln. Contact & phone:   Michele Kegel or Lisa Roberson 406-438-0005 or 406-362-7000. Visit www.lincolnmontana.com for more information regarding lodging, dining, and events. Participants can register online at http://runsignup.com/race/mt/Lincoln/getwildforthewildernessrun. Entry fee adult:  $35.00. Children fee:        $30.00 (10 – 15 ages)


Big Dipper Last Chance 1/2 marathon and 6k • Helena - - 8 AM This is a scenic tour of Helena, see the famous Mansion district, Mt. Helena, the Fire Tower, and the famous Gulch's of Helena. Finishing down town on the walking mall. If your looking for a scenic course Helena's Last Chance 1/2 marathon - 6k is the race for you. Contact: Brian Wieck bquick50k@hotmail.com Website: bquickrunning.com




September 6, 2014, Saturday

Garden City Triathlon • Frenchtown Pond State Park 1.5K swim, 40K bike, 10K run. A family-friendly, competitive triathlon with Western Montana hospitality!

Register at  gardencitytri.timedsports.com


Big Hole Valley’s Race 4 Renewal • Wisdom. Join us to honor lost loved ones and in the fight to overcome depression & prevent suicide.  This 4 person Relay 5K relay race will also provide an individual 5K & 10K  walk/run venue.  This is a part trail, part improved road race in the scenic Big Hole Valley.  Leashed dogs are welcome in this family event with great prizes. 10:00AM.  Registration will be available online at www.bigholevalley.com, or onsite the morning of the race.   In order to guarantee a t-shirt, race registration must be completed by August 20th. 


Annual Chokecherry Run • Lewistown. Runs are 5k run/walk and 10k Run.. We also have a 1 mile fun run. The 5k and 10k both start at 9:00 am. The fun run is at 10:00 am. The 5k will start at the City Park. You will have one hill and a little gravel on your route to Brewery Flats where you will run by Spring Creek and finish back at the City Park(Frank Day Park) The 10k will start at the Fish Hatchery and will run along the highway to Brewery Flats trail and finish at the City Park.. The 1 mile fun run will run around the park.. This is a fun run for the entire family. Race is $25.00 per person which includes a t-shirt , swag bag, and participation medal.. ( Not guaranteed  for late registrants) Register on line at www.racemontana.com or go to www.lewistownchokecherry.com.. lewchamb@midriver.com.   406-535-5436  Do to the runners safety no dogs please.



September 7th 2014, Sunday

(SHATS) Race #2 - Goat Pursuit: , 9 AM. Mt. Helena Ridge Run, 6.6 miles point to point time-trial format. The trolley shuttle will leave the Helena Public Library at 8 am to carry runners to the top. The course starts with switchbacks up to the Helena Ridge, the rest of the course is primarily downhill on moderately technical singletrack, finishing at Dump Gulch Trailhead. This race is run as a time trial format - a runner will start every 30 seoconds, starting with the slowest runner. If this is your first race in the series, please send a recent 10k or 12k time. For more info: Contact: Brian Wieck bquick50k@hotmail.com Website: bquickrunning.com


September 13, 2014

Sweathouse Half Marathon • Missoula.  9 a.m. in downtown Victor, Montana. www.runwildmissoula.org


September 19th 2014, Friday
(SHATS) Race #3 - Goats in the Dark: Friday, - 9 PM, Tubbs Trailhead, 3.2 miles of fun in the dark. This race is B.Y.O.H. - "Bring Your Own Headlamp." The course makes a single loop along the Ambrose & Diretissima Trails, with a finishing sprint on Le Grande Cannon Blvd. Course is marked by glow sticks. For more info: Contact: Brian Wieck bquick50k@hotmail.com Website: bquickrunning.com


September 20, 2014

The Color Run • Missoula. The Happiest 5K on the Planet. thecolorrun.com/missoula


SQUIRRELS IN THE HEADLAMP (trail series event #3) Great Falls.  You do not have to run the entire series to participate and walkers are welcome.  Kids fun run will follow.  Distance 3.11 mile trail run at night.  Start time is 8 PM.  BYOH (bring your own headlamp) The run is all on single track except to first couple hundred yards which is a wide gravel path.  It is too bad it will be dark because this is really a beautiful area.  You may want to come early and explore Ryan Dam island and have a BBQ and enjoy the breath taking views of the falls.  There are  trails located on the island and on either side of the trailhead. Info. on the park and local trails  http://centralmontana.com/listings/18346.htm see also http://thetrail.org/maps/index.htm For more info on the event http://www.racemt.com/trailseries.htm or contact Kristina Smith trailtigger@yahoo.com (406)231-2681


2nd annual Big Bear Stampede • Gardiner. The 5k and 8k trail races are run in the shadow of Yellowstone National Park at an average elevation of 6,500 feet. Both courses have near constant views of Yellowstone and Electric Peak (highest peak in the Gallatin Range). Registration: https://www.racesandfaces.com/mt/big-bear-stampede/2014/registration. For more information, check out the event website at www.bigbearstampede.org


September 21, 2014

Tread of the Undead Zombie 5K • Missoula.  Stay tuned for 2014 registration info! www.runwildmissoula.org


Montana Marathon • Billings.. Marathon, Half Marathon, 10K, Team Run The marathon course starts in the community of Molt, west of Billings, and is on paved roads the whole way. It follows Molt Road east, with a minor diversion out and back on Buffalo Trail, across the prairie featuring some impressive early morning views. The race finishes at Pioneer Park in Billings. www.montanamarathon.org



October 4, 2014

 Missoula All Women's Diva Day 5K • Missoula.  9:30 a.m. on Diva Day on the Community Medical Center Campus www.runwildmissoula.org


6th Annual Glacier Bank 5K and 10K Fun Run/Walk for Early Detection.  Jog along the scenic Kootenai River amidst the beautiful Cabinet Mountains as we raise money for Paint It Pink.  The Paint It Pink program provides FREE mammograms to uninsured and underinsured women and men in South Lincoln County.  Registration forms will be available late August/early September at Glacier Bank, Cabinet Peaks Medical Center, or at www.glacierbank.com.  Can’t make the race, but want to support Paint It Pink?  Email info@cabinetpeaks.org to find out how you can sponsor a youth runner from our local high school cross country team!  For more information, contact Jill Beach at (406)293-4109.


October 11, 2014, Saturday

 33rd Le Grizz Ultramarathon •  Spotted Bear, 8 a.m. 50 miles on forest road along Hungry Horse Reservoir. $85 pre-entry. Entries close September 27, 2014. USATF Membership required. All information and registration handled only through web site: www.cheetahherders.com


The 9th Annual Raw Deal Run Community Fundraiser, coordinated by Sweet Grass Health and Wellness,  The fun run is located at the Raw Deal Ranch, 16 miles south of Big Timber in McLeod, MT.  Race day consists of a 6M run, a 3M walk/run and a 1M kids Cow Poke Lope.  Winners receive prizes of locally produced meat.  Enjoy a Halloween Costume Contest and free Chili Feed!  Registration available early June online at www.sghw.org.  Contact us at 932-3090 or programs@sghw.org.


October 12, 2014, Sunday

The Hoofin it For Hunger Trail Run • Ft. Keogh Research Station in Miles City. Registration begins a 7am. It will feature a 1 Mile, 5K, 10K, and a 1/2 Marathon. Come check out the beautiful scenery and open spaces in Eastern Montana! We'll have lots of prizes, great giveaways, food and fun!  For more information check out our Facebook page at www.facebook.com/hoofinitforhungermt or to register online go to www.mfbf.org.


(SHATS) Race #4 - Goat Grind: 10 AM Elkhorn Endurance Retreat (597 McClellan Creek Road, Clancy), 4 miles. One series champion referred to this course as a "meatgrinder." It has steep hills, a creek crossing, and some technical singletrack. Race is followed by a pancake brunch and awards ceremony. For more info and Directions to Elkhorn Endurance Retreat : Contact: Brian Wieck bquick50k@hotmail.com Website: bquickrunning.com

October 18th 2014, Saturday

SQUIRRELS GONE NUTZ (trail series event #4) Great Falls. You do not have to run the entire series to participate and walkers are welcome.  Kids fun run will follow.  Runners will head towards Ryan Dam, this a 7.4 mile trail run.  Start time 8 am.  Location is Morony Dam at the Sulphur Springs trailhead.  Walkers course is on the Sulphur springs trail, approximately 4 miles.  There is interesting historic sites and information on the Sulphur Spring trail that have to do with Lewis and Clark. This is the final event of the trail series and we will be winding up with some music, food and awards!
For more information  http://www.trailpeak.com/trail-Sacagawea-Sulphur-Springs-near-Great-Falls-MT-10175 and http://thetrail.org/sites/default/files/maps/Final%20RETmap%20%20Res.%204-22.pdf for event information http://www.racemt.com/trailseries.htm or to contact Kristina Smith trailtigger@yahoo.com (406)231-2681


October 19, 2014
Pumpkin Run 5K & 400 Meter Dash • Missoula.  400 meter kids race at 9:45 a.m. and 5K at 10:09 a.m. Registration & Start at Osprey Baseball Stadium;  West end of Cregg Lane. www.runwildmissoula.org



November 8, 2014

Mt. Jumbo Elk Ramble • Missoula. Stay tuned for 2014 registration info! www.runwildmissoula.org


November 27, 2014, Thursday

Turkey Day 8K & 3K Family Fun Run • Missoula.  9:30 a.m. at McCormick  Park, 600 Cregg Lane www.runwildmissoula.org


11th Annual Burn the Bird 5k/10k ~ Great Falls - River's Edge Trail Run/Walk with us Thanksgiving morning starting at 8AM.  Races start in Heritage Park - just East of the FWP Headquarters, 4600 Giant Springs Road, Great Falls. First 400 registrants guaranteed socks! The race will be professionally timed by Competitive Timing (Whitefish, MT).  Hot Beverages and snacks at the finisher's tent.  Proceeds from this event support the River's Edge Trail. Race details and mail-in registration available at http://www.racemt.com/BTB.htm. Online registration available at http://www.prerace.com/races/event/42372/Burn-the-Bird-10k-5k-Walk-Run


December 31, 2014
New Year's Eve 2-Mile Prediction  • Missoula.  Starts at 6 p.m. at Peak Health & Wellness Center, 5000 Blue Mountain Road.  www.runwildmissoula.org



January 1, 2014 Wed.

15th Annual New Year's Day Run - 5K and 2K. Thompson Falls, MT.  11:00 a.m. - registration 9:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.  Pre-registration:  $15 w/Tee, $5 without.  Race Day:  $20 w/Tee, $7 without.  Start and Finish @ Thompson Falls Elks Lodge.  Info @ badrock04@msn.com or tfl4887@blackfoot.net

January 11, 2014, Saturday

HURL Fat Ass 50 km, •  Helena ,  9 AM,  Start/finish at 815 11th Ave. One 31 mile loop with 2,800 feet of ascent on frozen/snow-packed/icy paved or dirt roads. Relay options available include the two person Half-Ass Relay and the multi-person Skinny Ass Relay. Fat Ass rules apply: No fee, no aid or support, no awards, no wimps, no weenies, no whiners. Run at you own risk. Post-race pot luck dinner, 5 PM at 815 11th Ave. For more information, email mpmiller93@yahoo.com, or phone 459-6296.

1st Annual Sorry 'Bout That Half Marathon • Polson. You have spoken, and we have listened. You want a longer January race, so we decided to lengthen our traditional Jingle Bell Jog from a wimpy old 5K to a monster 13.1 mile half marathon. Brave the cold, and prepare for that other half marathon by joining Polson Running for the 1st Annual Sorry ‘Bout That Half Marathon. Not sure you can handle a half marathon or maybe you need some motivation? Check our website where we will have a training schedule to get you prepared. The course will make good use of the new Mission Valley Aquatic Center and entry into the pool after the race will be included in your race fee (so you can make it a biathlon).Details: www.polsonrunning.com/sorry Training Plan: http://polsonrunning.com/sorry-bout-that/



January 25, 2014, Saturday


2014 Frost Fever Frozen Frolic 5K Fun Run/Walk • Missoula. http://www.missoulaparks.org



Sunday, February 2, 2014


Froze Nose Run •  Billings-  Meet at the Town and Country Lanes (6126 Old Highway 312) approximately 5 miles outside of Billings headed towards Huntley at 10:30.  2 or 4 Mile run then bowl one game.  Deduct 1 second from your running time for each pin.  For more details visit  www.rimrunners.org or contact Daniel or Nancy Hillman at 534-4876 or dannanchillman@bresnan.net



February 15, 2014

Catch'Em If You Can 5K • Missoula 9:30 a.m. at the Osprey Stadium Parking Lot www.runwildmissoula.org



February 22, 2014

The 35th Snow Joke Half-Marathon • Seeley Lake. 11:00 a.m. 11:00am. The Snow Joke is a timed footrace run during mid-winter in a remote community with potential for cold and heavy snow. The average high temperature on race day in nearby Missoula is 41 degrees, but record lows have dipped well below zero. The race organizers intend to hold the event regardless of conditions. Partcipants should come prepared for the weather. USATF Montana Championship – Entrants are encouraged to register with USA Track & Field before the race at http://www.usatf.org/membership/. The USATF recognized the Snow Joke as Montana Half Marathon Championship race. Racers who reside in Montana and who are members of the USATF will automatically be entered in the championship. Results will be determined by USATF Montana and posted at http://www.mtusatf.org. Registration fee: $20 for 20 and older, $5.00 for 19 and younger. Pre-registration available on website: www.mtsnowjoke.com facebook: mtsnowjoke. twitter: @mtsnowjoke. contact: canderson@missoulanews.com


Wulfman's Frigid Digger Run • Butte. Distances:  3 Miles or “Ozzie’s” 7.3 Mile Start Time 10:00 am ENTRY FEE:  Age 14 and Under - $5      Age 15 & Over - $15  ($20 after February 17, 2014) Entry Fee Includes long sleeve T-Shirt and Refreshments.  T-SHIRT NOT GUARANTEED AFTER FEBRUARY 17.  www.buttespissandmoanrunners.com





March 8th, 2014 

Run for The Arts 5k and Event •  Missoula, 9am. Race day registration @8am.  Early Registration (now-2/17) $20 for a single; $70 for a family of 5. Late Registration (after 2/17) $25 for a single. Register at the Runner's Edge in Missoula, or at Gatewest Property Management in the Stephens Center Suite 110.  *Only those who register before 2/17 are guaranteed a t-shirt on race day!* Start and Finish @ Fort Missoula Sports Complex- head over to the Big Sky High School Soccer Fields immediately after the race to enjoy awesome live music featuring local band Comatose Smile, prizes, and refreshments.  All proceeds from this event will be donated to the Big Sky High School Drama Department.  Facebook: www.facebook.com/runforthearts5k


March 15, 2014, Saturday

Run for the Luck of It 5K & 7M • Missoula.  7 Mile race at 9 a.m., 5K race at 9:30 a.m., and Kids' Dash (about 400 meters) at 9:10 a.m. on Pine St.in front of Sean Kelly’s-downtown (130 West Pine Street). www.runwildmissoula.org


Run to the Pub, Run, Drink, Be Merry • Bozeman. Runner’s World voted the Run to the Pub the number 2 “Best in the US” half marathon in the country! It isn't an accident that this event has achieved such an honorable status. Since 2007, Pub 317 has been putting on a one-of-a-kind St. Patricks Day 10K and Half Marathon, attracting thousands of runners (and growing by 25%) each year.  Early March in Frozeman, I mean Bozeman, Montana is always a gamble to put on a road race, and that’s one of the many reasons why the whole shebang is so unforgettable. Run, walk, jog, or crawl, because as long as you cross the finish line, your name will be entered to win a trip to Dublin, Ireland to compete in the Dublin Marathon October 27, 2014. All race information can be found at www.runtothepub.com. Hope to see you in March!


AOH ST. Pat's Race • Anaconda.   For race information visit www.anacondaaoh.com.


6th Annual March Meltdown 5K and 10K • Polson. Race at 9 a.m. Start at the Polson Sports Complex, located at the intersection of 7th Avenue and Kerr Dam Road. All details and online registration available at www.polsonrunning.com.

Count Your Clover Pub Run 5k • Great Falls, 10 am at : McLaughlin Center on the campus of the University of Great Falls, 1301 20th Street South, Great Falls. Entry Fee is $25 with proceeds going to benefit the UGF XC/Track teams. Late Registration Fee on race day is $30.



March 16, 2014, Sunday

The Gorilla Booster Club presents the 1st Annual: Gorilla Grunt. Kalispell.   1m or 5k Run/Walk or Obstacle Course along the Historic Rails to Trails, starting at 12 pm.  Sign up & get all the details online at www.gorillaboosterclub.com.


March 22, 2014, Saturday

Griz Glow 5k Fun Run • Missoula - 5k run under a full moon on the UM Golf Course to benefit Campus Recreation's Youth Camps. Run starts at 8:00pm, day of registration and packet pickup begin at 6:30pm in the golf course club house. Glow sticks, glow zones, music on the course, age group awards, door prizes, and refreshments. Register online at http://www.racemontana.com/search/event.aspx?id=24970. Visit www.umt.edu/grizglow for more information. Get your Glow on! www.runwildmissoula.org

March 29, 2014, Saturday

"Step Up For Kids" to Stop Child Abuse • Great Falls. Race starts @ 9:00 a.m. Gibson Park Band Shell. See race course details www.PreRace.com. Entry Fee $25 – Kids under 12 Fee $12. Late Registration Fee after March 21, 2014 is $30 First 100 registrants will receive a free T-shirt Register on-line www.PreRace.com. For questions, email letsgodevan1@gmail.com or call 406.868.6270



March 30, 2014, Sunday
Purple 5K •Billings. The race begins at 9:00am Sunday morning at Grandview Park, then goes down through Pioneer Park, winds through some downtown neighborhoods, and finishes under SkyPoint. Following the race will be snacks, beverages, music, and an awards ceremony. The top three male and female winners in each age group will get to donate $50, $25, and $10 to the non-profit of their choice! Register online here. Packet pickup will be held at 2815 2nd Ave N on March 28 from 7AM-7PM






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